[R] Built-in R GUI type features

Duncan Murdoch dmurdoch at pair.com
Fri Jan 17 13:04:02 CET 2003

On Thu, 16 Jan 2003 08:40:14 -0500, you wrote:

>The select.list() command brings up a "modal dialog box with a (scrollable)
>list of items ..." etc. -- i.e., a GUI control. I also know about winDialog,
>file.choose and the winMenu commands. What other such GUIisms are built into
>** base ** R (I know about the tcltk package)? Or, better yet, how can I
>search on or list them?

I think you've found all of them.

There's no keyword that picks out those specifically.  They tend to be
documented under the keyword "utilities", and a search of help for the
word "Windows" will turn them up.

If you want to be sure to find all the Windows-specific functions, I
think the only way is to look at the source:  go to
src/library/base/R/windows for the R code, and
src/library/base/man/windows for the documentation.

Duncan Murdoch

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